On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Women’s Varsity Basketball team played their first and last tournament game, against Wyoming at Withrow High School. The team’s record was 7-14 at the end of the season after a close 32-38 loss against Wyoming. The team’s lack of players with varsity experience was an obstacle they had to face this year.
“The varsity experience that the young players got this year will give us a great advantage next year,” Head Coach Greg Flammer said.
Sophomore Hannah Taylor led the team in scoring, averaging nine points per game, followed by senior Ali Miller who averaged eight points per game. Both led the team in rebounds, averaging six per game. Miller also achieved her career high of 18 points this season against Purcell Marian High School.
Miller was the only senior on the team this year and had to step up and take a leadership role. “Being the only senior was a lot more pressure because there are normally a couple of seniors everyone looks up to, but it was also more rewarding,” Miller said.
Though the lineup changed throughout the year, half of the starters were usually sophomores. There were more sophomores on the team than all the other grades put together, making the team very young. “Injuries and decisions not to play this season caused us to throw the sophomores into the fire right away instead of getting them game experience gradually as the season progressed,” Flammer said.
According to Miller, while there was a big age difference on the team, they all still worked well together. “Age didn’t really make a difference, we are all like sisters,” Miller said.
With the sophomores gaining varsity experience this year, Flammer expects to have a very strong team for the future.